Monster MotorsportJMB Retrofits
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 47
  1. #1
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363

    Suspension bushes what to replace?

    Just after a bit of info before i start shopping about really,

    Have just replaced my OEM suspension with some AP shock and springs and i think i am now going to replace a few of the bushes on the car but i am a little unsure of what to replace as i dont really know that much about suspension etc.

    So can anyone point me in the right direction please of what should be done front and rear? so far as far as i can see i would need front wishbone bushes and rear beam bushes but are there any others?

    Also should i maybe think of doing the rear R32 ARB at the same time?

    Cheers in advance
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    The front and rear wishbone bushes are very worth while.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  4. #3
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Any others and should i go poly or stay OEM?
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  5. #4
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    Engine mounts will also make a difference.

    I went full poly on my S3 and the results were great.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  6. #5
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Done the dog bone mount already.

    So going to start my shopping list today so can anybody give me an idiots guide to what exactly the bits are called that i need to be looking for (direct links to any websites will help) so i can start working out what its going to cost etc.

    So far i know there are some rear beam bushes and some wishbone bushes but not really sure what either of these are.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  7. #6
    S3featesV9's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,030
    Look this item number up on eBay, it's a complete kit. And all bushes are numbered then listed so your get good image of what bush is what.

    Sorry cant link it as on tapatalk
    MODS - Custom Code phase 1, 007p DV, various powerflex bushes, EBC grooved and drilled - red stuff pads, N249 deletion. Badger5 V2 80mm TIP. Scorpion backbox + custom centre section, LCR front splitter, Jetex Fr-08001, R32 rear ARB, Forged IE rifle drilled rods, 20mm rear & 15mm front spacers.

    TO DO - Coilovers, adjustable tie arms, DP/mani/decat, FMIC and new remap


  8. #7
    S3featesV9's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,030
    250789325381
    MODS - Custom Code phase 1, 007p DV, various powerflex bushes, EBC grooved and drilled - red stuff pads, N249 deletion. Badger5 V2 80mm TIP. Scorpion backbox + custom centre section, LCR front splitter, Jetex Fr-08001, R32 rear ARB, Forged IE rifle drilled rods, 20mm rear & 15mm front spacers.

    TO DO - Coilovers, adjustable tie arms, DP/mani/decat, FMIC and new remap


  9. #8
    A3AH's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    365
    i was going to have a search about this, but that ebay link cleared that up.

    cheers.

  10. #9
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Quote Originally Posted by S3featesV9 View Post
    Look this item number up on eBay, it's a complete kit. And all bushes are numbered then listed so your get good image of what bush is what.

    Sorry cant link it as on tapatalk
    Thats really useful thanks

    Will take the bits i need from there and make up a custom list as have already done a few and am thinking of doing a R32 ARB upgrade too so wouldnt need the whole kit.

    From your help i also then found this >Powerflex< on the powerflex website (this page is the S3 specific page as the A3 has a seperate page) which breaks it down to part numbers and prices too
    Last edited by vrbob; 18th January 2012 at 10:29.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  11. #10
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    DPM - Audi S3 8L Bushes

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  12. #11
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    DPM - Audi S3 8L Bushes

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    Cheers bud may well ask for a bundle deal at some point

    How do i know which front bushes i need cast or pressed?
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  13. #12
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Think i have decided to get the poly bush kit and also do the R32 rear arb aupgrade at the same time.

    So just a couple of questions :

    1) as my car is a 2002 BAM facelift car i am assuming its got the larger 45mm front wishbone bushes but is there anyway of knowing without getting under the car?

    2) is the R32 arb 19mm? as i need to oreder the right size bushes to go with this. Also do i just need to get the actual bar from VW or will i need bigger clamps for the bushes?

    3) are any of the bush replacements a reasonably easy DIY job? as i would like to save a bit of cash if poss and do any i can myself and let my local indy garage do the difficult ones that require specific tools etc.

    cheers in advance
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  14. #13
    S3featesV9's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,030
    front arb bushes and dog done are easy enough to do. front bushes took me an hour, dog bone 45 mins. havent attempted any others yet so cant help any further on this.

    i have done the rear arb though and thats simple. drop exhaust and heat shield...and there it is. you wont need bigger collars, just get urself some 19mm poly bushes - VW Golf R32 4WD 9/1999-2004 Superpro Rear ARB to Chassis Mount SPF2592-19K | eBay

    if you doing rear arb you might as well change the drop links for new ones whilst your there. unless they dont really need doing
    MODS - Custom Code phase 1, 007p DV, various powerflex bushes, EBC grooved and drilled - red stuff pads, N249 deletion. Badger5 V2 80mm TIP. Scorpion backbox + custom centre section, LCR front splitter, Jetex Fr-08001, R32 rear ARB, Forged IE rifle drilled rods, 20mm rear & 15mm front spacers.

    TO DO - Coilovers, adjustable tie arms, DP/mani/decat, FMIC and new remap


  15. #14
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,688
    i did a full write up what parts you need for the R32 arb's ! as for front wishbone bushes i have a full set of powerflex for sale if anyone is interested this is for the later models with the large bush. This would suit 2002. pm me for further details.
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

  16. #15
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    west yorkshire
    Posts
    90
    r32 front antiroll bar part no 1J0411305AF (23mm), rear is 1J0511409K (19mm), both are around £80 plus vat, i used powerflex bushes, PFF350323 and PFF351119, as said the rear is easy but the front you will have to drop the subframe which is a pain if you dont have a ramp, when you undo the neer side antiroll bar mount there is a clip for a power steering hose that is attached, its hard to see but will have to be removed to get the mount off.

  17. #16
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Cheers for the info chaps.

    Have already done the dog bone mount so dont have to do that one.

    Cool am just doing the rear ARB so may well attempt that on my own then if its easy enough.

    I am going to get the complete Powerflex bush kit as it works out alot cheaper than buying seperatly and just sell on what i dont use ( eg the dog bone as have already changed that).

    So only question remaing before i place my ordee is do i have the 45mm front wishbone bushes or the 30mm ones?? i am erring towards 45mm as this is supposedly a later car thing and my car is a 2002.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  18. #17
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,688
    my is a 2002 it has 45mm so yours will be, you can visually check its quite obvious
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

  19. #18
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Cheers mattyboy

    45mm will give it a quick check before placing my order just to be sure.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  20. #19
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,688
    i have a set if you want em !
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

  21. #20
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Quote Originally Posted by mattyboy199 View Post
    i have a set if you want em !
    Saw that in the other thread and i would if i didnt need to buy the other bushes too but it works out much cheaper to buy them as part of the full kit than seperatly. Plus its the rears i really need so am only doing the fronts as a a side job. Cheers anyway
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  22. #21
    Chugger

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    2,716
    let us know when you get them on in regards to comfort and ride, im getting new dampers this week so considering poly bushing.
    57 A3 2.0 TDI Sportback (140)

  23. #22
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Damn these cars confuse me!!!

    i want to place my order for the full poly bush kit but am getting confused with ARB`s as there is just to much info when you use the search button

    So i need to work this out as i will need to order the right size arb bushes for what i am going to do.

    So the options are as i am on a bit of a tight budget :

    Stick with the oem ARB`s and just poly bush them (cheapest option)

    Upgrade the rear ARB to a 19mm R32 bar and stay OEM at the front (cost of R32 bar is about £100)

    Upgrade both front and rear to R32 stuff so 23mm front and 19mm rear (about £160 for both bars)

    So as i just want a nice car but nothing OTT which is best for me and my wallet?
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  24. #23
    Chugger

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    2,716
    so weird i was just looking at this thread trying to price up poly bushes for my car...

    if your on a budget mate id just rebush the standard arb, there probably shot... they usually are. Id aim to get everything done that can affect geometery, get it tracked. then you can do the arbs down the line without messing up the tracking.

    Im pricing it up, and looking at 200+ for the bushes alone... bought loads of stuff lately so going to get it in the air and just replace bushes that look knackered.
    57 A3 2.0 TDI Sportback (140)

  25. #24
    a3tdi2001's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    437
    If you're on a budget, why not go Lemforder bushes all round?

  26. #25
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    I know just what you mean as i only just spent £400 doing shocks and springs lol!

    Budget is kinda tight but i dont mind spending if it means a proper improvement over standard. when my shocks and springs were replaced my wishbone bushes are pretty worn sothis is why i am at this point...

    The full powerflex s3 bush kit is about £260 inc P+P on ebay which is well over £300 if bought seperatly so this is what i am gonna go for. As you can specify what size bushes you need you can factor in if you want to do the ARB upgrade at the same time.

    So if i am gonna replace the ARB bushes anyway i am kinda thinking i should do the ARB upgrade but just trying to justify the extra £160 it would cost for the parts.

    Still undecided as to what to do as i dont need a track car just something nice on the road.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  27. #26
    Chugger

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    2,716
    Quote Originally Posted by a3tdi2001 View Post
    If you're on a budget, why not go Lemforder bushes all round?
    They are pretty much same as oem bushes?

    Yeah iv paid out for some bilsteins, also got a downpipe, sports cat and manifold on the way... So that's the car budget blown for a while...

    I'm fairly happy how mine handles, it's always been well composed in corners, just want to try and eliminate the crashy ride caused by having lowering springs on standard shocks. So I'm not bothering with the arbs, just rebush the standards, check and replace if required the front wishbone bushes, lower ball joint and steering ball joint... That should see me happy
    57 A3 2.0 TDI Sportback (140)

  28. #27
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    nice set of goodies for your car there! and a few things that are on my list to do if and when i can afford eg downpipe.

    I think i feel the same way about my cars ride as never really noticed too much under steer which is what most people say the ARB upgrade cures.

    The AP shocks and springs i fitted have improved the handling when cornering i just need to tighten it up with fresh bushes and i feel that the polybushes are defo worth doing over the OEM ones for the money.

    It think for the reason of saving some money i will go with just updating all the poly bushes then and stick with the OEM ARB`s as it gonna cost to get the wishbone bushes fitted as i dont think its a DIY job i can do myself.

    Cheers for your input mate as i get myself very confused when it comes to upgrades on these cars as dont want to spend out if i dont have to.

    Oh and if your interested here is a link i just found on ebay for the complete setup of Powerflex for the S3 for £250 inc P+P POWERFLEX FULL SUSPENSION BUSH KIT AUDI S3 MK1 8L QUATTRO 4WD 96-03 | eBay
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  29. #28
    Chugger

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    2,716
    Quote Originally Posted by vrbob View Post
    it gonna cost to get the wishbone bushes fitted as i dont think its a DIY job i can do myself.
    Front wishbone bushes are easy mate... Not difficult to get the poly bushes in compared to oem bushes.

    Enjoy
    57 A3 2.0 TDI Sportback (140)

  30. #29
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Will do its gonna be my next project lol
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  31. #30
    a3tdi2001's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    437
    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    They are pretty much same as oem bushes?

    Yeah iv paid out for some bilsteins, also got a downpipe, sports cat and manifold on the way... So that's the car budget blown for a while...

    I'm fairly happy how mine handles, it's always been well composed in corners, just want to try and eliminate the crashy ride caused by having lowering springs on standard shocks. So I'm not bothering with the arbs, just rebush the standards, check and replace if required the front wishbone bushes, lower ball joint and steering ball joint... That should see me happy
    Lemforder are the same right down to the scuff mark where they remove the Audi logo before they are put in the box. They make the bushes for VAG. Some people find poly bushes too firm for the road, others don't.

  32. #31
    Chugger

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    2,716
    Quote Originally Posted by a3tdi2001 View Post
    Lemforder are the same right down to the scuff mark where they remove the Audi logo before they are put in the box. They make the bushes for VAG. Some people find poly bushes too firm for the road, others don't.
    Good to know, thanks
    57 A3 2.0 TDI Sportback (140)

  33. #32
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    west yorkshire
    Posts
    90
    one point to note is that the front anti roll bar plastic rings may be shot so you may need a new bar, and it will be the same cost for a standard one or the r32 and if you get the bushes 1st then you will either have to change the bar and / or bushes, so you should check the state of the bar 1st

  34. #33
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    just ordered my full poly bush kit so will wait for them to show up and then see what i can do myself.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  35. #34
    Sam_'s Avatar
    Down under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,783
    Keen to hear feedback on this. My wishbone bushes also need doing (probably along with others...)
    Handling mods++. HTA3582 stroker soon-ish. Hiding parts from the mrs since 2011. Build thread

  36. #35
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    According to the listing it takes about a week for the kit to arrive so once it does i will work out whats what and see what i can do myself and what i think my well need to be done by my local indy garage.

    Am hoping it will rejuvenate the ride a bit and still be comfy will wait and see
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  37. #36
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    This little lot showed up today :



    So next job is to get it fitted and see what its like as have stuck with the OEM ARB setup and am just replacing the bushes.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  38. #37
    Sam_'s Avatar
    Down under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,783
    Well keen to get this done on mine but I think it's going to happen as part of the GT28 install with a load of other bits (all at the same time). My wishbone bushes are loose as a goose at the moment
    Handling mods++. HTA3582 stroker soon-ish. Hiding parts from the mrs since 2011. Build thread

  39. #38
    brasiliangringo's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    544
    Did you get this done - how is the ride, too firm or not ?

  40. #39
    vrbob's Avatar
    Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,363
    Not had a chance to get them fitted yet but once i do i will report back
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

  41. #40
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    17
    Bump!

    Any news?

    Interested to hear how you go with these, just brought a A3 and getting a massive thump when the rear goes over potholes or bumps.

    Does anyone know how when fitting these how they compare with OEM/rubber?
    Not looking for more sporty/firmer ride, but would prefer to do it myself and save some dosh so simpler is better :D

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How do you know when to replace ARB bushes?
    By doublem_1 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 8th July 2011, 15:03
  2. S3 Front ARB Bushes, expensive to replace?
    By Painey in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 11th July 2010, 09:12
  3. Big job to replace all the rear bushes on S3
    By 1animal1 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17th May 2010, 11:14
  4. suspension bushes
    By Effect in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 8th June 2009, 10:25
  5. A3 Suspension Bushes?
    By DBXdarkangel in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15th April 2008, 11:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO